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Company plans to create up to 850 jobs in Jeffersonville

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana officials say health care solutions provider PharmaCord will build an operations and call center in southern Indiana, creating up to 850 new jobs by the end of 2023.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the Louisville, Kentucky-based company will invest more than $52 million to launch its Indiana operations at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville.

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Identical Jeffersonville High School Twins With Identical GPAs Are Co-Valedictorians

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JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. (AP) — Two southern Indiana brothers who are identical twins with identical GPAs are sharing their high school’s valedictorian honors.

Cole and Brady Paradowski have grown up doing everything together, and now they’re co-valedictorians of Jeffersonville High School’s class of 2019.

Cole Paradowski tells WAVE-TV he was nervous before his sibling spoke during last weekend’s commencement at the school in the Ohio River city just north of Louisville, Kentucky. But he says that once his brother delivered his valedictorian address he was more confident.

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Ports of Indiana becomes first state-wide Green Marine certified port for environmental sustainability efforts

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In recognition of its efforts at environmental sustainability, the Ports of Indiana has become the first state-wide port authority to receive the environmental certification known as Green Marine.

The certification applies to three ports in all: Indiana-Burns Harbor, Indiana-Jeffersonville and Indiana-Mount Vernon. All are now recognized by the voluntary initiative, which has the goal of upping regulatory efforts against aquatic invasive species, greenhouse gases, and air pollutants, while also encouraging spill prevention, dry bulk handling and storage, community impact, stormwater and waste management, underwater noise and greater environmental leadership in general.

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Trustees approve naming College of Architecture and Planning for Jeffersonville native R. Wayne Estopinal

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One of the most comprehensive and largest design colleges in the country will bear the name of a former trustee and exemplary alumnus, in recognition of his service and generosity to Ball State University. During a special meeting today, the Board of Trustees approved the naming of the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).

Board Chair Rick Hall remembered Trustee Estopinal for his grace, sense of humor, and passion for Ball State.

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7 Wonderful Ways to Cool Off in Southern Indiana

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When the summer heat is on, we’ve got fun ways for the whole family to cool off! Here’s where you can experience water play the SoIN way:

1. River Run Family Waterpark is equipped with cool water slides, a steamboat water feature, and toddler wading pool, River Run’s lazy river is a relaxing getaway from a hurried day. River Run offers a family annual pass which is a great option for families who are poolside most of the summer.

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Local teen born with a rare birth defect is wowing crowds with his musical ability

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) — When you meet 18-year-old Nathan Smith and watch him play the piano, you can’t help but be amazed. You are drawn to his witty personality, genuine kindness, and unbelievable ability to play the piano. If you close your eyes and listen to his music, you’ll notice Nathan can make a piano sing just like Billy Joel. But, Nathan’s hands are different. He was born with a rare birth defect called VATERS Association.

“Everybody notices his hands and arms. He’s missing a radius bone in each arm, which caused his thumb and index finger to not develop on his hands,” said Dawn Smith, Nathan’s mother.

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Toll rates on Ohio River bridges to increase again

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LOUISVILLE — New toll rates for three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana begin next month. The 2.5 percent increase is effective July 1.

The new rate for a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder is $2.10 per crossing. The current toll rate is $2.05 per crossing.

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Louisville & Indiana Railroad, malting company to open transload facility

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Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) and Great Western Malting Co. have developed a new 33 rail-car transload facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

The rail-to-truck transfer facility, which will open tomorrow, features a covered, open-ended structure enclosing a 90-foot section of track with a concrete pad. A concrete pit below allows conveyors to load trucks for delivery of malting grain to customers.

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